International Hibernation Symposium 2024 – Code of Conduct

  • By registering for IHS the organizers expect you to treat participants with respect. Moreover, by your registration you agree not to engage in any of the following behaviours:
  • Offensive or unwanted conduct with the purpose or effect of violating dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile or degrading environment.
  • Derogatory actions or comments based on age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, or socio-economic status.
  • Use of sexualised or other inappropriate images or unwelcome sexualised content,
  • Sustained interruption of speakers or those asking questions
  • Photography or filming without explicit permission of the speakers/participants involved
  • Intimidation or violence including threats, bullying, or personal attacks
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personal identifying information
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Physical contact, or simulated and excessive descriptions of physical contact both verbal and written
  • Unwelcomed sexual attention including sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person)
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove any individual from the event if they break the Code of Conduct. No reimbursement of event or associated costs will be made. If there is suspicion of a crime being committed it may be reported to the appropriate authorities. We expect participants and stakeholders to follow these rules at all sessions and associated activities.
  • If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of organizing committee immediately.
  • Please note that removal from an event does not imply formal/legal accusation of harassment on the part of the organizers.


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